“Break All the Way Down”

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Rumpus essays editor Roxane Gay has a new story over at Joyland.

“The mother of my boyfriend’s youngest child called in the middle of the night. He was asleep, the heat from his body wrapping around us. I stared at the dark shadows of the ceiling fan lazily spinning above us. He sleeps soundly despite many reasons he should not.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →